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    Italian carcano M91 marking

    Anyone know what this marking mean? Could not find anything around about it.
    Its on a 1918 Terni uncut M91 rifle with the refurb stamp dated to 1919 in Rome factory
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    You sir have a Greek captured M91 Carcano. The 'E' and three dots is common Greek markings. Caliber may still be 6.5x52 or it could also be 6.5x54 (the Greeks converted many Carcanos to 6.5x54 to match their Mannlicher M1903s).

    Very cool find!

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    Good thing i checked here before shooting, no way i would have suspected a caliber change. Ill chamber cast to be sure. Thank you sir

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    Question:
    How do you know it is a 1919 refurb? What does that 'stamp' look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiewaz View Post
    Question:
    How do you know it is a 1919 refurb? What does that 'stamp' look like?
    I dont have any picture on hand but the cartouche stamped on the stock put it in Rome in 1919

    Source i used to ID the stamp
    https://gunsmagazine.com/web-blast-italys-mannlicher-carcano/
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    Thx for the source!

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    G'Day,
    I have the same 1891 long rifle with gain twist circa 1918.
    creek conversion E and 3 heavy punches..........its 6,5x54mmM.S. I shoot 6,5x52mm carcano and 6,5x54manlisher sch. out of it......no issues. In actual fact,there is JUST OVER I mm difference.
    I HAVE SHOT ''NORMA, and CIL,factory loads plus handloads as well as x52 handloads .
    I posted back in NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2016 about it
    Its not a CARCANO you see every day........ fun to shoot 100 year old war horse. WC


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